How do I figure out an individual Twitter status URL?
I have been using Twhirl as my Twitter client and am pretty happy with it, but I'm baffled by one thing: recently someone sent me an email that included a URL on Twitter that took me to a page that had just a single tweet on it. How did they do that?
A little known feature of Twitter is that each and every "tweet", or message sent on the system, has a unique identifying number and that if you know that number, you can actually construct a URL that shows just that one message on the page.
The URLs look like this:
The Twitter account in question is FilmBuzz and the unique status update ID is 862509661.
But how did I figure that number out? Turns out that it's the time stamp on a Twitter message that links to the unique URL for that tweet, so in Twhirl, I clicked on the following:
As you can see, I'm going to click on the timestamp that says "about 7h ago", at which point Twhirl hands the URL to my Web browser, Flock, and I see:
The URL of that page tells me what I want to know, and I can now easily copy and paste that URL onto a Web page (like this!) or into an email message to some Beatles fans I know (or, perhaps, someone who is an Emerson, Lake and Palmer fan, one or the other).
Hope that helps. It certainly isn't an intuitive path to get the answer!
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